Best Firefighting & Prevention Books

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1. Essentials of Fire Fighting (7th Edition)

Author: by IFSTA
FPP/IFSTA
English
1486 pages

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For courses in the essentials of fire fighting. Foundations for success in professional fire fighting Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations continues the tradition of excellence in firefighter education. It meets all the requirements of Fire Fighter I and II levels of NFPA 1001, NFPA 472, and OSHA 1910.120.

The 7th edition offers a complete support package, including skill sheets, knot and rope requirements, and coverage of essential job tasks related to medical requirements of NFPA 1582.

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NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), 2020 Edition

Author: by (NFPA) National Fire Protection Association
Delmar Cengage Learning
English
1400 pages

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Based on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC), the National Electrical Code Handbook clarifies concepts for a better understanding of the Code. It’s a powerful communication tool that helps you explain the NEC to clients and others who might not have professional electrical training.


3. Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics

Author: by John Norman
English
642 pages
1593704186

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With his fifth edition, Chief John Norman offers lessons learned during his extensive and time-honored career. Chief Norman imparts wisdom and experience by offering advice informed by actual outcomes from the fireground. This guide continues to be invaluable for firefighters aspiring to the officer level and those seeking to promote safety and effectiveness in their organization and the communities they serve by improving their own skills.

This fifth edition conveys valuable information gained over the past several years from scientific research relating to the tactics that we use to the changes that have taken place within our communities. Failure to recognize change and adapt to it places a fire department at a great disadvantage and can cost lives and property.

The community changes that most directly affect the fire service today include faster, hotter, and more toxic fires and significantly reduced staffing in many fire departments. These are inescapable facts. Our challenge is to use the knowledge that is at our disposal to select the right tools, technologies, and tactics to safely and successfully adapt to and overcome these challenges.


4. The Backstep

Author: by Fit To Fight Fire

B096TN7RYJ
English
108 pages

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What is the Backstep? Long before our time, there was a tradition of firefighters responding to calls while standing on the sidestep of ladder trucks and the backstep of engine companies. The backstep has also been called the tailboard and bumper step, and we are sure many other things depending on where you work.

The firemen that rode these positions were informal leaders. Although they had no rank or power, they were the workhorses. The traditional riding position of the formal fire service leader is in the right front seat, but what if you could lead from any position?We believe you can.

Firefighters don’t buy into the rank itself; they buy into the character and work ethic of each individual. The purpose of this book is to empower you to lead without rank. We know how hopeless it can feel to be the only one in the firehouse that still has any passion for the job.

It can feel isolating to be surrounded by firefighters who have lost their way, but you can be the work and the voice that changes those circumstances. You have the ability to influence people, their paths, and their goals. The fact is you don’t need to pass a test to be a leader.


5. Young Men and Fire: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

Author: by Norman Maclean
English
352 pages
022645035X

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A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness.

Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Alongside Maclean’s now-canonical A River Runs through It and Other Stories, Young Men and Fire is recognized today as a classic of the American West. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Maclean’s later triumphthe last book he would writeincludes a powerful new foreword by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time.

As moving and profound as when it was first published, Young Men and Fire honors the literary legacy of a man who gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.


6. The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

Author: by Timothy Egan

Mariner Books
English
352 pages

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In THE WORST HARD TIME, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with the Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America and the tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy in the land.

On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in an eyeblink.

Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men – college boys, day-workers, immigrants from mining camps – to fight the fires. But no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them.

Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, through the eyes of the people who lived it. Equally dramatic, though, is the larger story he tells of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester Gifford Pinchot.


7. Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response Includes Navigate Advantage Access

Author: by Iafc
Jones & Bartlett Learning
English
1360 pages

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Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response, Fourth Edition provides the complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training solution. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you product enhancements and features that ensure student comprehension and enhanced critical thinking.

The Fourth Edition features the same exceptional content, along with the latest research, standards and technology, including the latest research-based data from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Understanding that today’s fires release energy faster, reach flashover potential sooner, and may reach higher temperatures than building fires of the past is critically important for new and seasoned fire fighters.

This foundational knowledge is covered extensively, in addition to recent data identifying the higher rate of physical and mental health issues in the fire service than the general population. Information relating to fire fighter health and safety has been revised and updated to include behavioral and physical health awareness topics and statistics.


8. Norman Hall's Firefighter Exam Preparation Book

Author: by Norman Hall
English
320 pages
1580629326

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Guaranteed Top Scores on Your Firefighter’s Exam! Want to be a firefighter? Do you know what is involved in taking the exam? Don’t take a chance at failing a test you could ace-learn from the expert, Norman Hall. For more than a decade, Norman Hall’s Firefighter Exam Preparation Book has been the #1 test preparation book for prospective firefighters.

Back by popular demand, Norman Hall has completely updated and revised this hugely successful book for this second edition, presenting new tips and time-tested methods for attaining the highest scores. Practice your skills using features such as tips on how to pass the physical requirements, practice exams with answer keys, memory aids to help you master the recall test, tables for self-scoring, insights on what a career in firefighting entails, and a discussion of the final interview.

You will score 80% to 100% using Norman Hall’s proven system. If you don’t, your purchase price for this book will be fully refunded. See inside for details! Use Norman Hall’s Firefighter Exam Preparation Book, 2nd Edition to study hard and score at the top!


9. Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service includes Navigate Advantage Access

Author: by Glenn P. Corbett
Jones & Bartlett Learning
English
474 pages

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In 1971, Francis L.Brannigan created Building Construction for the Fire Service, a groundbreaking resource offering the most comprehensive knowledge of building construction available to fire fighters. With his dedication to fire fighter safety and saving lives, the legacy of Frank Brannigan continues with the sixth edition of Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service.

The Sixth Edition meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and outcomes for the Associate’s Core-Level course called Building Construction for Fire Protection (C0275). Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, Sixth Edition is an integral resource for fire officers, instructors, those studying for promotion, individuals taking civil service examinations, fire science students, and both current and prospective fire fighters.

It is part of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines dynamic features and content to support instructors and to help prepare students for their career in firefighting. This new edition features: Chapter 7 Non-Fire Building Systems (new) describes several categories of non-fire systems in buildings, including electrical systems, plumbing systems, conveyances, refrigeration systems, and Ventilation (HVAC) systems, in addition to the hazards the systems pose for fire fighters.

10. Firefighter Functional Fitness: The Essential Guide to Optimal Firefighter Performance and Longevity

Author: by Dan Kerrigan
English
320 pages
0990844242

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Firefighter Functional Fitness is the essential guide to optimal firefighter performance and longevity. It provides all firefighters with the knowledge, mindset, and tools to: -Maximize their fire ground performance -Reduce their risk of injury and experiencing a line-of-duty death -Live a long, healthy career and retirement Designed for firefighters by firefighters, this book shares The 4 Pillars of Firefighter Functional Fitness: 1 – Physical Fitness 2 – Recovery and Rest 3 – Hydration 4 – Nutrition and Lifestyle It also reveals The Big 8 concept, which includes over 100 photos and descriptions of functional exercises, movements, and stretches that are specifically designed to enhance firefighter performance.

The Workout Programming chapter gives firefighters numerous options for putting The Big 8 into action, taking into account all levels of fitness. Additionally, each chapter provides practical action steps for both immediate improvement and long-term success. Must-read bonus chapters include: -The Importance of Annual Medical Evaluations -An Analysis of the Fire Service’s Cardiovascular Epidemic -Firefighter Physical Agility Assessments -Addressing Organizational Barriers to Fitness -Frequently Asked Questions Alarmingly, over the past 10 years, the fire service has suffered more than 1,000 line-of-duty deaths.

11. Fire Officer: Principles and Practice

Author: by Michael J. Ward
Jones & Bartlett Learning
English
450 pages

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the Enhanced Third Edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, the next step in the evolution of Fire Officer I and II training.

Covering the entire spectrum of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, the Enhanced Third Edition includes the following updates: Separation of Fire Officer I and II Level content throughout the textbook and student, instructor, and technology resources.

The latest developments in social media and media relations; NIST research on fire dynamics; fire fighter safety and health issues; and fireground accountability and rapid intervention practices. A reorganization of chapters to improve course delivery, including a new chapter on Rules of Engagement.

New end-of-chapter tools, including Fire Captain (Fire Officer II) activities and comprehensive case studies that progress within each chapter throughout the textbook. All new Voices of Experience essays and Near-Miss Reports. Addresses the course objectives for FESHE’s Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration model curriculum.

12. Collapse of Burning Buildings: A Guide to Fireground Safety

Author: by Vincent Dunn
English
364 pages
1593702337

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Chief Vincent Dunn, a 42-year fire service veteran, has updated his best-selling book which examines the dangers of structural failure caused by fire. This is the second edition of the first textbook written to warn firefighters, company officers, and fire chiefs about exactly how structures collapse when destroyed by fire-and examines the subject of burning building collapse in great detail.

More importantly, this book, unlike any other publication, instructs firefighters and fire officers in how to survive burning building collapse.

13. Fire Officer: Principles and Practice includes Navigate Advantage Access: Principles and Practice

Author: by Michael J. Ward
Jones & Bartlett Learning
English
550 pages

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The fourth edition of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice was significantly updated and reorganized to better serve the Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II. The content meets and exceeds the job performance requirements for Fire Officer I and II in the 2020 Edition of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

The new edition places an emphasis on the application of leadership traits and management theories, common leadership and management challenges, and how leadership is used to meet objectives. The basic principles and methods of Community Risk Reduction are also discussed.

In addition, the program now has two distinct sections: Section One includes eight chapters, which set the foundation for Fire Officer I knowledge and understanding. Section Two comprises six chapters, which encompass the higher level competencies required for Fire Officer II.

This new organization will allow you the flexibility to teach your Fire Officer I and II course(s) exactly the way you wish.

14. Safety & Survival on the Fireground

Author: by Vincent Dunn
English
438 pages
159370349X

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Chief Dunnthe recipient of FDNY’s Lifetime Achievement Awardhas updated his classic book on how to identify and survive hazards on the fireground. Dunn attempts to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries year after year by describing the 15 most dangerous tactics and the 13 most recurring fire and explosion environmental dangers, ranked by degree of danger and frequency of occurrence.

This indispensable book will help keep every first responder, firefighter, and fire officer out of harm’s way. It is a must-read and reread for every firefighter who responds to fires and emergencies, every company officer who commands a fire company, and every incident commander or safety officer who is responsible for the safety of firefighters on the fireground.

15. Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Pump, Aerial, Tiller, and Mobile Water Supply: Pump, Aerial, Tiller, and Mobile Water Supply

Author: by Iafc
Jones & Bartlett Learning
English
592 pages

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Pump, Aerial, Tiller, and Mobile Water Supply, Third Edition. This third edition of Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator has been thoroughly updated to serve as a complete training solution that addresses pump operation, safe driving techniques, tiller and aerial apparatus operation, and water supply considerations.

From basic apparatus maintenance to fire pump theory and advanced hydraulic calculations, this single manual covers everything a fire service driver/operator needs to know. Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator: Pump, Aerial, Tiller, and Mobile Water Supply, Third Edition meets and exceeds the job performance requirements (JPRs) of Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 of the 2017 Edition of NFPA 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.

In the 2017 edition, the requirement that a Driver/Operator be certified to the Fire Fighter I level was removed. However, JPRs from NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications have been added so driver/operators who operate pumpers and mobile water supply apparatus are able to operate outside of the immediate dangers to life and health (IDLH) but still have an understanding of the following Fire Fighter I topics: Fire Department Communications (NFPA 1001: 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.